Instead of feeling bad/guilty/pissed/annoyed in regards to the oh-so-f’ning-annoying holiday bloat, try nipping that shit in the bud. What’s done is done. A lot of you have e-mailed me concerned about the holidays. Look, it’s normal to overeat on Thanksgiving. Now it’s time to leave the pity party & take action. Leave the past in the past.
Ya get me ; )?
Here’s some tips/tricks to avoid those holiday LB’s:
1.} Water. Ya, ya, ya. You hear this all the time. There’s a reason it’s number one on the list. Drink it until you feel like you’re about to give birth.
2.} Light alcohol. Since you’ll most likely be drinking more than usu around the holidays, try to avoid it if there’s no celebrations going on. When you do end up drinking, stick to vodka/water, champs, & Pinot grigio [ duhhhh ].
3.} Motivate yourself. If you’re laying around like a slob & complaining, peel yourself from the coach & squeeze in an hour workout. Be productive/disciplined.
4.} Eat clean. Examples? Organic cold cuts, cottage cheese, low-carb bread, berries, any type of vegetable, hummus, black beans, quinoa, fresh soups, arugula salads, kale juice, sexy wheatgrass shots, chickpeas, avocado-anything, turkey roll-ups, sliced cucumber with light cheese, scrambled eggs, tuna fish, blah, blah. Pretty simple, since there’s tons of options!
5.} Green tea. People do not understand how freaking beneficial green tea is. I shoot for two cups a day. It speeds the metabolism, cleanses the system, & contains tons of lovely antioxidants. Bottoms up, sex kittens.
6.} Vitamins. Ok. So lately I have been trying to get my vitamins from food. Calcium, D3, B12, etc. can all be found in the food you’re eating. Why take a pill when you eat something delicious? Speaking of vitamins… try a B12 shot. I love these; find out why here. I recommend one a month.
7.} Tan. Because it just makes everything look better. Some people look best with light skin, if you’re one of those peeps- lucky you. Most people look better with a lil’ bit of spray. You can find tanning tips here.
8.} Kick up your workouts. Whatever you’re used to doing throughout the year, kick it up a notch. You’ll feel better & you’ll look better. No excuses!
9.} Stop projecting negativity. To look fab, you have to feel fab. Beating yourself up isn’t the answer. Changing the solution to your problem is.
10.} MyFitnessPal app. Now for the best tip evs…Get the app called MyFitnessPal; if you’re freaking about not going cray, cray this holiday season this is a real problem solver. It seriously, really, without a doubt keeps yo ass in check.
So. Stop feeling bad for yourself & change your tune.
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24 replies to “Oh, So You Stuffed Your Face on Thanksgiving? No Probs…Here’s Some Recovery Tips!”
Love it! Your comment about drinking water made me laugh out of loud. It’s so true though…you hear it all the time but only a small % of people actually drink enough water!!
DEF!! I feel like everyone knows to drink it, but barely anyone does!
Do you drink hot or cold green tea?
Both! But I LOVE green iced tea ; ).
You can drink either cold or hot. I used to have the same question earlier. I read up quite a bit on it. Both give you the same effects. I usually make 3 cups in the morning. drink one cup when it is hot and then put the rest in a bottle.
love this!! great tips!
Great tips babe. I’m so glad hummus is healthy cos I absolutely love it!
Me too! I’m sessed with hummus!! Esp w/ Meyer lemon!
Where do you get vitamin injections?
Weirdly enough, my gyno [ sometimes my general doc has them too ]. HA! She’s based out of Solana Beach. I walk in and out. E-mail me for her contact info at Lauryn@TheSkinnyConfidential.com.
I have a question it has nothing to do with your today post, but I always forget to ask you.
A few weeks ago you said that you clean your hair with dry shampoo, I have veeery (horrible) curly hair, and I iron it EVERY time I wash it, so when I work out I always think f**k I will have to wash and iron my hair after and I have no time, so I wonder if you could explain me something else about the dry shampoo, Which one you use, how, results…
Tank you veeery much!! Love your blog, and your motivation!!
Love from Spain xxx
Hey doll. Lately I’ve been using this one. I just use it how it says. It’s results are fab. It’s easy. I LOVE messy hair. I’m jeal your have curly hair. Embrace your sexy, messy hair. Thanks for reading, babe! XO.
I love your attitude on this subject. It’s refreshing! What’s done is done, move on:)
Thanks babe! ; )) I try to look forward, not back!
I need to follow more of these tips! I was a good girl and didn’t over indulge on Thanksgiving, and I want to get into all these great habits before the Christmas cookies start lurking around every corner.
Hahhahaha, me too. I love your ‘Christmas cookies that start lurking around every corner’ line. I wish I had a laughing Emoji. HAHAHA!
Hey love your blog. I check it daily! Just wanted to say that you have a typo (calcium!) I usually don’t correct people on their spelling, but just because I’m sure so many people check out your blog! xxx
Thank you!! : ))) I am so happy you like it. Changing it now. You’re a doll. XO.
Your advice and beauty are so inspiring, Lauryn! I often reference your content when I need to whip my ass into shape. Oh, and I’ve checked out your hair post (loved!) multiple times as inspiration! Keep up the good work, girl! xx
Hi thank you for your post ..holidays will be less stressful for many . 🙂
fitness pal app is good idea to be in shape i think .. cant wait to use it ..and
yes i look better when my skin looks dark .. i use sunless tanning for that.
thanks again for your tips .
Thanks for reading, Shahriyar! XO.
I just Looooooove your advice! I am stressed about the holiday season, but will be walking/running daily and drinking TONS of water!!! Goodluck peeps!
Thanks Venette; good luck! Sounds like you’re on the right path, babe!